Sunday, 28 February 2016

Setback for Momentum in Labour Youth NEC Election

Logo of Young Labour

The result of the election for the Labour Youth section representative has just been announced. The preferred Momentum candidate, James Elliot currently under investigation by the Labour Party following widely reported allegations of anti-Semitism in the Oxford University Labour Club has lost by a small margin.

This has attracted the ire of Momentum leader Jon Lansman who tweeted:

Young Lab NEC rep election recount refused with 0.1% gap & 1% spoilt papers. Claim ballot box secure but remember Erith & Thamesmead

However one of the replies pointed out:

I was in the count. Pleased to confirm the spoils were blatant and the ballot boxes were never not under staff observation.

As for Erith & Thamesmead readers may recall this was the constituency where the Trade Unionist and Socialist candidate polled no votes but complained he had voted for himself and so had his wife.

Under Corbyn & Momentum the need to remember the poor results of the far-left is important indeed.

Be careful what you wish for Mr Lansman.

Update: Reports are emerging about allegations of bullying and intimidation by Momentum  supporters at the Labour Youth Conference.  

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